Queer Medievalism

Course Number: ENGL 197
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 197
Quarter: Spring 2020
Instructor: Reeve, Daniel
Day(s): T
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:50 PM
Location: SH 2623

Medievalism -- the reviving, restaging, or reworking of medieval culture in the present -- is a highly contested practice, frequently associated with white supremacy and other kinds of reactionary politics. But this is not the whole story: in this course we will study works of medievalism that draw on the distant past precisely because of its capacity to estrange, queer, and defamiliarize. This mode of queer medievalism suggests a different way of thinking about time; about the past and our relationship to it as thinking and feeling subjects.